A woman has been slammed online after she revealed that she didn’t want her brother’s fiancée to join their family because she’s young, successful, attractive and generous.
Writing to the Washington Post, the woman gave an explanation why her future sister-in-law shouldn’t be allowed to be a part of their family.
“One weekend last summer we all stayed with him. And I cannot stand his fiancée,” she wrote.
The woman went on and explained that she didn’t like her brother’s partner because of her age and belief system.
“My brother is 37, and she is 26,” she wrote. “He is a doctor, and I think he focused on getting established, and when he wanted to have kids, he picked a younger woman. I have a lot of female friends in their 30s who describe dating as very hard, specifically because men want younger women.”
She said that the fiancée is a teacher and was off during the summer.
“Their entire house was clean and organized, she had meals or local restaurants planned, she made activities suggestions for our other brother’s kids, and looked incredible — thin, young, hot.
It feels like my smart, accomplished brother picked a young woman instead of somebody his own age who is too busy with a career to put cereal in plastic bins,” she complained.
Carolyn Hanley Hax, a writer and columnist for The Washington Post, responded to the anonymous letter and wrote: “Please reread your letter. It is ageist, petty, cruel, bedazzled with cheap assumptions and ungrateful to the point of comedy.
“Your brother chose, from your description, a kind, generous, inclusive and conscientious person with one of the most difficult, underpaid and self-sacrificing careers out there, and she busted her shapely backside to host you all — and you hate her for her looks. Holy tap-dancing mean.”
Carolyn continued: “If she were 26 and fat, would you like her then? Or still thin, but 36? What about 26, thin, leaves dishes stacked in the sink? Unthreatening enough? You offer no examples of her being thoughtless, destructive, mean, passive-aggressive, dishonest.”
Readers were also shocked by the woman’s complaints, with one person saying: “As a married working mum, who at 37 still had time to buy cereal in bulk and decant it into storage bins, I am struck by just how many insecurities the fiancée brings out in Anonymous. Actually hating a person for their age and approach to housekeeping looks like misplaced energy.”
Another said: “Please stop judging people’s life choices, especially women’s.”
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